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for his strong personality. >>> the general said that he did agree with president george h.w. bush's decision not to follow saddam's decision into baghdad. >> ladies and gentlemen, when we here, we were 150 miles away from baghdad and there's nobody between us and bagsd. if our intention to take iraq, to destroy the country, if it had been our intention to overrun the country, we could have done it unopposed from this position at that time. >> schwarzkopf was honored for his service with the medal of freedom. queen elizabeth even awarded him with a knight hood. >>> former president george h.w. bush praised his leadership yesterday. general schwarzkopf is survived by his wife and three kids. he was 78 years old. >>> joining us now by phone, jack jacobs, medal of honor recipient and knew general schwarzkopf well. welcome to "way too early." i know that you knew general schwarzkopf very well. your thoughts on his passing, sir? >> i knew him from years and years ago. he was lieutenant and i was a major. he had the reputation he acquired later on as stormin' norman. he was well known by
president george h.w. bush's health. where is netflix when you need it most, and the queen goes 3-d? hmm. very merry christmas to you. good morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. parts of the country are waking up to a white christmas. a nasty weather system col whip up dangerous conditions in the southeast. dylan dreyer has been tracking the storm for us. >> it's a little bit of everything. we are looking at a severe storm certainly possible. we've already had a tornado warning posted down through northern acadia parish in louisiana since lifted. but we are going to see more severe weather break out with a good chance of seeing some potential for tornados. we also have snow falling all across new england right now. heaviest in upstate new york. we still have the win themy mix back through the hartford area. we also stloe to keep an eye out for these storms where we do have a severe thunderstorm watch posted and eventually will see severe thunderstorm warnings get issued i'd say all across louisiana. all of those flashes of light, that's the cloud to ground lightning we're seeing. very strong
george h.w. bush has a message for his admirers around the world. he's not going anywhere. in a message in thursday, his chief of staff said the 41st president's condition is not dire. becker said mr. bush has every intention of staying put and that we can "put the harps back in the closet." the 88-year-old mr. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is s
pneumonia. >>> plus an aide to president george h.w. bush. >>> who was the biggest political winner in 2012 and why? tweet me or find me on facebook. >>> tributes are pouring in today for german norman schwarzkopf. nicknamed stormin' norman for his legendary temp. the general died yesterday in tampa, florida. he was 78 years old. his was known for his colorful, very blunt-talking style, credited for devising the plan that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in the first gulf war. >> if they're dumb enough to attack they'll pay a powerful force. >> i'm completely confident we're going to kick his butt when he gets here. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great strategist, he's neither a strategist, nor is he schooled in the operational art. >>> president obama calling general norman schwarzkopf, an original who stood tall for his country and the army he loved. most importantly president george h.w. bush issued a statement from his hospital bed -- we mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that he was a good and a decent man and a dear friend. joining me by telephone is
to washington to try to lead us away from the fiscal cliff. >>> former president george h.w. bush in intentive care. we'll have the latest on that. >>> a vigil for firefighters, a tornado in action and december surfing in the great lakes. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. a powerful winter storm that brought an odd mix of tornadoes, heavy winds and snow to the nation's midsection is now wreaking havoc on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. and as nbc's kurt gregory reports, the storm is creating a post holiday travel nightmare. >> reporter: cleanup on the day after christmas for the deep south. a record of more than 20 tornadoes as a massive storm system ripped through mississippi and alabama and left arkansas with a record-breaking white christmas. that storm system continued its march across the center of the nation wednesday, leaving a near whiteout from detroit -- >> not used to it. it's slick. >
rush into a deadly trap. plus, the latest on former president george h.w. bush's health. where is netflix when you need it most? >>> and the queen goes 3-d? hmm. >> very merry christmas to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. parts of the country are waking up to a white christmas this morning for the third time in four years, a major winter storm has made its way across the country christmas week and this nasty weather system col whip up dangerous conditions in the southeast. nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer has been tracking the storm for us. >> we're talking bad because it's a little bit of everything. we are looking at a severe storm certainly possible. we've already had a tornado warning posted down through northern acadia parish in louisiana. that has now since been lifted but we are going to see more severe weather break out all across the gulf coast states with a good chance of seeing some potential for tornados. we also have snow falling all across new england right now, heaviest in upstate new york. we still have the wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain back through the hartf
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to get home or plan b, we spend more time with the grandkids. >> former president george h.w. bush in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app?
afternoon at 3:00. >>> want to update you on developing news in houston. george h. w. bush has been released from icugabe is staineding by. you told us two hours ago that the president was singing to doctors and unurses, he sounds like he is doing better than a week ago? >> yes, we got a update saying that former president bush was moved to a regular patient room and that the bush family wanted to thank everyone for their thought prayers. this comes a day after the spokesman said that the former president was singing along with his medical staff. and the 41st president of the united states first went to the hospital in early november for bronchitis, he was released a few days later and then after thanksgiving went back in with a nagging cough. his families have not released many details of the treatment he has been receiving, but late this week, on thursday, houston -- the chief of staff urge supporters to put the hearts back in the closet. president bush was a fighter and in good spirits, still no telling how long he will be in the hospital. but we learned that he has been moved from the ic
schwarzkopf is survived by his wife brenda and their three children. >>> former president george h.w. bush are main street in intensive care this morning. while mr. bush's condition is serious, in an e-mail, a spokesperson said for the family said that the president hasn't lost his sense of humor. of the recent outpouring of concern and support, the family spokesperson said, i don't think that the heaven hasn't seen a barrage of prayer since it's a wonderful life. >>> parts of the northeast and midwest are still digging out from the last two winter storms, which has left as much 65% of the country covered in snow as of thursday morning. snowfall totals in parts of new york and vermont range from 10 to 16 inches. folks are trying to make the most of it. snow blowers are out in force. kids are enjoying snow, too. roads are slick even if they have been plowed. >>> now, here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the first time in history that the turnout of blacks exceeded that of white voters, won't be confirmed until the spring until the census bureau publishes its
. >> former president george h.w. bush who built the coalition against iraq said general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. by the way, former president bush remains in a houston hospital and is likely to be there for a while according to a spokeswoman. he's been in intensive care since sunday and his doctors say he's dealing with a persistent fever. he was hospitalized more than a month ago with a case of bronchitis. his spokeswoman said he's getting excellent treatment and advises everyone to, quote, put the harps back in the sclos it. >>> overseas the state department closed up. rebel forces have taken up several cities and are advancing on the capital. they're search-rich and is a former french colony. they say the government is not honoring a cease five including release of political leaders. >> back in the u.s., the storm has come and gone and at least 16 deaths are blamed on the weather. in hard-hit arkansas, more than 135 homes and businesses remain without power. edward lawrence reporting. >> rep
marmer -- up next, the 41st president george h.w. bush said to be singing on this saturday. we'll update you on his health as he remains in a houston hospital. >>> and the last time congress came close to being kraing the debt ceiling the market didn't react kindly. coming up, what the fallout from the fiscal debate could look like on wall street. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a hospital today, but a family spokesman says the 88-year-old is in high spirits and is even singing with doctors and nurses. gabe gutierrez is in houston with the latest on 41's condition. gabe, is that true? >> reporter: yeah, craig, that's what we're hearing. he remains in intensive care here at methodist hospital in houston. he is im
president. george h.w. bush. >> it's a brutal job. >> they all leave broken. >> well, i mean, look at obama, he's not broken but his hair is graying. they visibly age before -- >> joe's not broken. >> but you know what, he refused to leave. remember? bill clinton still in the hanger four months later. >> they're broken when they leave, but then they rehabilitate themselves. i mean, even nixon. you couldn't leave more broken than dicks nixon. he becomes the sage of saddle river, having journalists at the dinner, rewriting history books. even nixon can come back. there is life after the presidency if you handle yourself. but history is like -- >> another reason this is so much fun and so important ultimately is remember the way the founders described -- i think it was washington described the senate as the saucer in which -- >> where the tea cools. >> right. >> that's what history is. and it takes our friend michael beschloss as a rule, you can't write about a president in full until 25 years after they leave office. >> yeah. >> and again and again that's true. >> let me ask you this. by the
-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> former pretty george h.w. bush is still in the hospital. doctors are trying to bring down a stubborn fever. his fever was downgraded on sunday. he was admitted to the hospital november 23rd for bronchitis. now his family says they are confident that he's going to be released soon from intensive care. >>> and nelson mandela is out of the hospital. the 94-year-old former south african president was admitted to a hospital in pretoria. that was 18 days ago. he was treated for a lung infection and underwent gal stone surgery. rob robin kerr now is reporting outside of his home in johannesburg. >>> in this house watched by local media nelson mandela is no doubt resting. after 19 days his doctors sent him home here to his johannesburg residence. while this is good news, they're saying he's still receiving high care which means behind these walls his doctors and nurses are still closely monitoring and observing him. while in hospital mandela was treated for a lung infection and had surgery to remove galstones and these are the most recent pictures only him taken in j
family confident george h.w. bush will soon be out of intensive care. the 41st president has been elevated -- had an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of saying put. he would ask me to tell to you please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist hospital is unequaled. we'll have a live report outside the hospital at the bottom of this hour. >>> moving on, the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero, general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman and bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991. that was operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush organized that coalition. he approved a statement while in intensive care. he says, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the country creed that, is defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying internationa
. >> he was proven right on so many front. he and president george h.w. bush, agreed, they didn't want to "go all the way to baghdad." if u.s. forces went to baghdad and occupied iraq in the winter of 1991, they would basically have to take responsibility for the country. it would be a long, bogged down expensive process. they decided that their real goal was to gelt iraqis out of kuwait. accomplished that, want to go further and later in 2003, they were proven right when the u.s. invasion would become something that would last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are sayin
the international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. president george h.w. bush who organized coalition, released a statement saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of long gray line hailing from west point, again norman schwarzkopf could have defended our country and seen this great nation through our most trying international crisis. more than that he was a decent man and dear friend. barbara and i send our condolences to has wife brenda and his wonderful family. general h. norman schwarzkopf could have was 78 years old. gregg: those are just a few of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom.". coming up, former president george h.w. bush himself is in a hospital right now. we've got an update on his health and what his staff is asking from the media today. patti ann: just when you maybe thought it was over, another storm is barreling toward the northeast. meteorologist maria molina is tracking its every move. gregg: we're learning mo
you. gregg: a health setback for president george h.w. bush. we learned the 88-year-old former president has now been moved to intensive care. in moments we'll get an update on his condition. patti ann: in upstate new york a community mourns the loss of two firefighters killed by a crazed gunman. what the firefighters recovering are now saying. >> right now the whole world is grieving. it was amazing when i talked to the chief from the belfast, belfast, northern ireland, for 10 minutes on the phone. when he got done he was in tears on the other end somewhere around the world. so you guys haven't been forgotten. want to know what i did in the last five hours? i played a round of golf. then i read a book while teaching myself how to play guitar; ran ten miles while knitting myself a sweater; jumped out of a plane. finally, i became a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. gregg: the latest now on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is in int
to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. >>> former president george h.w. bush is spending christmas in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was admitted last month after developing a cough. he's now being treated for weakness and fever. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >>> nelson mandela will also spend christmas in the hospital where he's being treated for a lung infection and gallstones. people in capetown gathered to pray for the former south african president. other prayer services took place across the country. >>> the so-called king of the character actors has died. charles durning played everything from a nazi officer to the pope. he earned two oscar nominations including one for the musical "the best little whorehouse in texas." he was also a world war ii vet who survived the d-day invasion of normandy and battle of the bulge. he was 89 years old. >>> the actor best known as oscar for his role in the 1970s sitcom "the odd couple" has passed away. john finolio takes a look at jack klugman's life, career, and challenges he overcame. >> reporter: ja
not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering from what doctors call a stubborn fever. the president has been hospitalized since thanksgiving for bronchitis. he was expected to be released before christmas, but a series of setbacks sent him to the icu on sunday. the 88-year-old is currently on a liquid diet. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic about the treatment. a bush family spokesman says the former president remains alert and is surrounded by family. >>> overseas, former south african president nelson mandela is at home this morning after spending almost three weeks in the hospital for a lung infection. the 94-year-old antiapartheid leader was released wednesday night and will receive continued care at his home in johannesburg. a government spokesperson says mandela is in good spirits and improving daily. >>> turning now to business. toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of its cars accelerated without warning. owners of some 16
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edition of fox news watch. >> gregg: fox news alert. this in on the health of george h.w. bush, family spokesperson says his condition has improved and he has been moved from intensive care. mike is standing by live at the hospital. >> reporter: a bit of welcome news as the former president is ending his time in the intensive care unit. that his condition continues to improve. a lost reason for optimism. he spent shy of a week in the intensive care it was described as a stubborn fever he had a difficult time shaking. nasty case of bronchitis that had the president hospitalized since the end of november. the spokespeople working with bush people have been optimistic throughout this process and his condition improves, all the way while taking the fact that he is an 88-year-old man sick. and noting the fact he is laughing and joking with the staff. even pointing out that yesterday at one point he was sing weigh the hospital staff. you know he got a pick me up from the oakridge boys fan and they sang a song to him. doctors feeling that his condition are so fragile they need to monitor him
. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
's court. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at a houston hospital this morning. according to a statement from the bush family the president has been in intensive care since sunday, after suffering a series of setbacks, including a persistent fever. they also say he's relentlessly positive and spends time talking and joking with his doctors. in the next hour we'll take to you houston for a live update on the president's condition. >>> it's called one of the largest lawsuits of its kind, toyota agrees to a $1.1 billion settlement. we'll tell you who benefits and if one of the people who benefits is you. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. are only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi price rewind. [music: artist: willy moon ♪
from possible across the board tax increases and spending cuts. >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in a houston hospital. his wife, barbara, and other relatives at his side. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough and recently had a low grade fever. doctors remain cautiously optimistic about a full recovery. >>> a claim of facebook privacy breach within the zuckerberg family. his sister says a family photo was reposted by another person on twitter. randy zuckerberg called the woman out. the woman apologized said it was public because it was in her facebook newsfeed. >>> in china the longest high speed railway opens, connects beijing with guangzhou, 1,500 in eight hours, but tickets start at $138, and they're a little pricey for some people and many travelers say it's cheaper and faster to fly. >>> a report just out this morning shows home prices up in october, the biggest annual gain in more than two years. alison kosik joins us from the new york stock exchange. tell us more. >> this is a bigger gain than analysts were expectin
the country is on track to hit its borrowing limit on monday. >>> and former president george h.w. bush has been moved to the intensive care unit at a hospital in houston. he's in guarded condition because of a stubborn fever. mr. bush who is 88, has been hospitalized for more than a month now, trying to recover from bronchitis. >>> you think you pay a lot to park. not compared to folks in chicago. it's going to soon cost $6.50 per hour. that's like 10 cents a minute at a meter downtown. after the rate goes up 75 cents in the new year. >> in quarters? >> yes, quarters, you can also use a credit card. >> who carries $6.50 in quarters? >> you can use a credit card, you guys. >> makes perfect sense. >> but they have the dubious distinction of having the most expensive parking meters in chicago. so, congratulations, chicago. it's a lot of money. >>> but at least this won't happen to your car if you fail to pay. this is in russia, you guys. this is a massive claw. this is what they're doing about illegally parked cars. forcing city officials -- these are city officials doing this. not a tow truc
that came within my parameter. >> reporter: in july 1991 president george h.w. bush awarded schwarzkopf the presidential medal of freedom and last night the former president who is struggling with his own health crisis issued a statement saying "shwords cop of epitomized the duty service, country creed that has dchbed our freedom." schwarzkopf knew the value of peace, and the price of confrontation. >> the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. >> reporter: general norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. for "cbs this morning," bob orr in washington. >> schwarzkopf's former boss is likely to be hospitalized for a while according to the top aide. the 41st president is in intensive care at houston's methodist hospital being treated for a persistent fever. this morning his condition remains guarded but mr. bush's chief of staff, jean becker says we should "put the harpz back in the closet" meaning he's sick but not that sick. >>> the powerful winter storm that caused trouble across the country is finally moving out, left parts of western new york and pennsyl
welker in honolulu. thank you. willie? >>> former president george h.w. bush spent his christmas in a hospital after a series of setbacks delayed his release. janet shamlian is there for us. good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. doctors had hoped to speend the former president home for the holiday. due to what they are calling a turn for the worse, they were unable to do so. he spent the holiday here with his wife, barbara, and several family members. he was initially admitted here about a month ago for what was described at the time as a persistent cough. since that time doctors say he's developed other issues, including becoming very weak and he also has a low-grade fever. they tell nbc news they're optimistic he will recover. >> they're taking it one day at a time because he is 88. so given his advanced age, given some of the setbacks that he has had, they're just taking it one day at a time. like i said, they're cautiously optimistic that they have his issues under control. we're trusting in their good word and a little prayer doesn't hurt and just hoping fo
the health of former president george h.w. bush. he has suffered a setback. mr. bush is in intensive care after doctors were unable to lower his fever. and they still don't know what's causing it. they've now placed him on a liquids-only diet. they are not explaining why. mr. bush was admitted to the hospital november 23rd for bronchitis. doctors say they remain cautiously optimistic about his recovery. >>> and toyota has agreed to pay more than $1 billion -- that's "b" as in boy, to settle a class-action lawsuit from drivers who say their cars sped up without warning. abc's brian ross was the first to expose this problem. the lawsuit that was filed two years ago blamed a flaw in toyota's electronics. although a government investigation later flamed poor-fitting floor pats and sticky gas pedals. if a judge approves that settlement, toyota will compensate some owners for the car's loss in value. and will install new safety equipment in more than 3 million vehicles. >>> and police in miami are looking for five brazen robbers who are behind a jewelry store heist that turned into a wild shoot
president. we're talking about george h.w. bush. more than a month ago the 88-year-old bush has been in houston's methodist hospital since november 7th. we learned yesterday he was moved into icu on sunday in guarded condition. what does that mean? our dr. sanjay gupta explains. >> when i take care of patients in the intensive care unit, when we say they are guarded, that means we're keeping an eye on several different things. that could be the lungs, could be someone's kidney function, could be neurological status. we don't know what this particularly means with the former president, but we need around-the-clock monitoring. all of his vital signs and there are things we're trying to prevent from going in the wrong direction. >> miguel march kwez has more from houston. >> reporter: the first thing the family wants people to know is that he's doing okay despite this long stint in the hospital. a spokesman says they want to thank everybody from around the world for sending in their thoughts and concerns, but the 41st president is doing okay despite this fever he can't seem to beat. the
george h.w. bush may be battling a fever, but he's certainly showing grit and some humor. in a message to supporters, mr. bush's chief of staff says the 41st president's condition is not dire. she says mr. bush has every intention of staying put and that we can put the harps back in the closet. that's my favorite part. the family says they are confident he will be out of the hospital soon. certainly hope so. at 88 years old he's the oldest living former president. >>> let me just start by saying -- >> general norman schwarzkopf has died. he was the face of the persian gulf war, operation desert storm. leading a lightning fast ground assault that lasted just 100 hours. imagine that. his televised briefings became a staple of the war and made him a household name. he was already a decorated commander in vietnam. he retired with four stars after taking over the u.s. central command. defense secretary leon panetta calls him one of the great military giants of the 20th century. he died after complications from pneumonia. he was 78 years old. >>> in india, growing demonstrations after a woma
of fact, yes. >>> meanwhile, former president george h.w. bush will spend christmas day in the hospital recovering from a cough related to bronchitis. doctors will not discharge him until he is fully recovered. >>> tim tebow may be going home next season. espn is reporting that it is virtually certain that tebow will join his hometown jacksonville jaguars, he played college football, of course, nearby at the university of florida. the gators. >>> finally, wildlife officials in utah came to the rescue of a deer trapped in ice. an officer used a row boat to reel in the young buck in case it cracked. he's expected to make a full recovery, we believe. time now for the weather and ginger zee. >> i've got a christmas story. one dad in texas, plano, texas, that is, kids wanted snow. he said we'll not get it so he made it for the kids and, of course, all the others in the neighborhood. so exciting for everybody but look at this. white christmas possibility so, hey, there, that one hurt. looking at the current snow depth so the places in white already have snow but there are areas that will have
president george h.w. bush is said to be improving. but he remains in intensive care in a hospital in houston. a family spokesman says mr. bush is alert and in good spirits. he's been talking with his doctors and nurses. and i heard singing. the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized for more than a month now because of a bronchitis-related cough and fever. >>> and finally, how is this for a way to get rid of your old christmas tree. instead of dumping it in your front yard, you can serve it for dinner to goats. if you happen to live in rhode island. a petting zoo in rhode island, they're feeding the trees to dozen of goats. they eat them in perfect silence, as you hear there. apparently they like chomping on the pine needles. >> that was a cow. >> hang on, okay? goats and lambs and cows, they also have a taste for christmas. >> interesting. >> make sure you remove the ornaments, though. >> leave them on there. a goat will eat anything. >> practical advice. thank you, ron. >>> now, to what was supposed to be a floating island of of lance but instead has turned into naus
president george h.w. bush's condition has worsened. niece intensive care this morning. he's fight ago persistent fever that's gone up over the last few days. the 41st president was hospitalized last month for a bronchitis-related cough. he had a series of setbacks. >> he just started to have a few low energy days and things kind of snowballed from there. probably exactly the wrong time because of his weakened condition, because of the fight against bronchitis, 88 years old, it adds up to a tough situation right now. >> juliet: he's been a tough guy all his life. he's reportedly alert, joking with the staff at methodist hospital. we're told he's on liquids only for the time being. >>> dozens of people singing "amazing grace" at a candlelight vigil as they remembered the two firefighters murdered in new york. ♪ i once was lost ♪ but now am found ♪ . >> juliet: the two men were shot and killed during an ex-con's christmas eve ambush. we're hearing from the firefighters who survived the attack. in a joint statement, they shared their gratitude for all the prayers. doctors upgraded t
. general schwarzkopf stood fall for the country and army he loved. former president george h.w. bush the commander in chief during the first gulf war issuing a statement from his hospital bed in houston saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. as for the former president, his spokesman said in just the past hour, he is in intensive care but continues to improve. the 88-year-old former president's been in the hospital since november 23rd. he was moved to the intensive care unit last sunday after what was described as a series of setbacks including a persistent fever n. a statement, chief of staff said, quote, is he sick, yes? does he plan on going anywhere any time soon? no. every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to put please put the harps back in the closet. those are just a few of the things we thought you should know. we continue, of course, to follow the developing news of washington d.c. not a grand bargain but sourc
the efforts to train the afghan military units before they pull out. >> it looks like george h.w. bush will be spending his christmas in the hospital. he has been undergoing treatment for a bronchitis-like cough since november. doctors are cautiously optimistic that president bush's son, former president george w. bush has been among the visitors at the hospital. no word on when he will be released. >> nelson mandela is enjoying better health. his condition is improving and he's in really good spirits. he has been in the hospital since december 8th. he's recovering from a lung infection and the removal of gall stones. his wife and family along with the current president of south africa visiting him, sreurbing him a merry christmas. >> passengers in denver are finding a special way to be of good shear while helping the less fortunate. these men and women of the encloses all methodist ministers getting behind the bar, that's right, on christmas eve, to serve drinks and collect tips. >> a lot of folks come in here that might not necessary logo to church, and might not hear about the need,
of former president george h.w. bush has taken a turn for the worst. he was moved into intensive care because ofs aelevated fever. the nation's 41st president is on a liquid diet. his condition listed as guarded. the 88-year-old coping with christmas in the hospital by -- well, he says he's determined in the to be grumpy about all of this. >>> toyota has agreed to pay a $1.1 billion settlement. that would be to settle a class-action suit over sudden acceleration issues. under the agreement, toyota will install a break override system in affected cars. it will set up a fund of $250 million for former toyota owners who sold their cars from september of 2009 through all of 2010. that would go to compensate owners for their car's reduced value because of bad publicity. toyota's attorneys say a separate fund of $250 million will also be established to compensate current owners whose vehicles aren't eligible for that break override system. >>> in this terrible weather, rescuers are racing to save that giant sick beached wheel off breezy point in queens. if that sounds familiar, it was one o
done that since 1990 when george h.w. bush raised taxes. it's not done in the republican party. and he couldn't get his members to go along with it. >> and that's an excellent point. it's not so much boehner that he doesn't know how to lead. i can't think of anybody who would do a better job. it's the entire body right now and the state of politics where we are. particularly in the republican party that makes it very difficult to lead. nancy pelosi is still able to lead her caucus. she kept every single democrat, everyone the most moderate, she kept them all in line to not vote for the boehner bill. boehner just can't do it. >> thanks so much. really good to see you dana, ryan, thanks to you both. >>> first tornadoes and now blizzard conditions. we're following several severe weather stories making it difficult for millions of americans. holly is at the world's busiest airport, hartsfield jackson in atlanta. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: well, joe, it's pretty steady here. it's getting a little bit more crowded as the evening goes on. but i can tell you that some people are h
with former president george h.w. bush. he's in the intensive care unit at methodist hospital in houston. a family spokesperson said he's alert and conversing with medical staff and is surrounded by family. doctors decided after a series of setbacks and a persistent fever to admit him to the intensive care unit on sunday. the doctors are cautiously optimistic about the current treatment. he was admitted to the hospital on november 23rd with bronchitis. a hospital spokesperson said in mid-december the president was expected to be home from the hospital in time for christmas. we will be following his condition throughout the night. for now back to "the five" and for all your latest headlines go to foxnews.com. ♪ ♪ pretty woman walking down the street ♪ ♪ pretty woman the kind i like to meet ♪ pretty woman ♪ >> is it an offense to be too good-looking? apparently so in iowa. the supreme court just ruled that dentist james knight had the right to file his dental assistant for being too irresistible and a perceived threat to his marriage. she worked there for ten years and was view
stories making news. former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital as doctors say his health took a turn for the worse right before christmas. the 88-year-old former president has been in the hospital since november 23 with a lingering bronchitis-like cough. he had hoped to spend the holiday at home but developed a fever. doctors are cautiously optimistic that bush will recover but want to build up his strength and balance his medications. >> wish him the best during this time. >>> it wasn't a quiet christmas day for many across the south as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes blew roofs off houses and knocked down power lines from louisiana to alabama. that storm system is moving east to georgia and the carolinas. snow and ice are the problem in the midwest. blizzard conditions hit parts of illinois, indiana, and western kentucky with the white stuff headed for the northeast later today. better be time to bundle up. >> all right. >>> and china is home to the world's largest high-speed railway. it runs more than 1,400 miles in beijing in the north to the south. it will
george h.w. bush was hoping to be home by now after fighting bronc kitehi for a month. doctors in houston are saying they are being extra cautious in light of the recent setbacks including a slight fever. the 41st president is 88 years old and in stable condition. britain's former iron lady margaret thatcher is recovering from bladder surgery last week. a spokeswoman says that the country's first and so far only female prime minister is doing absolutely fine but likely will not leave the hospital for a few more days. thatcher is 87 years old. she retired from public life after a stroke ten years ago. nelson mandela is looking much better. that is in the words of south africa's current president. he says he is happy to have visitors on this special day. the 94-year-old south african patriarch was hospitalized with a lung infection but then had surgery for gall stones. he has not appeared in public since 2010. >>> veinsan president hugo chav chavez is said to be on the mend after his latest operation for cancer. the country's vice president said mr. chavez phoned on christmas eve from the h
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years. he was a good friend of mine, a close buddy. i will miss him." president george h.w. bush, who is in intensive care at a houston hospital, schwarzkopf epitomized -- as american cities try to get guns off the streets pro-gun groups are trying to put them in the hands of teachers. we'll join that debate ahead. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> what does somebody need this for? the answer is there's no reason they need this except they want to kill. >> that was los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa talking about one of the weapons acquired at his city's gun buyback program. los angeles just wrapped up
behind china and ethiopia. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital today. in a statement his longtime chief of staff urged the to put the harps back in the closet. the former president is 88 years old and has been in the hospital since november 23 for a bad case of bronchitis. he has since suffered a series of complications. >>> the national weather service has issued a new winter storm warning for the eastern half of the country as a new system threatens to cause even more travel headaches throughout the region. this comes after more than 21 inches of snow and rain already fell in the northeast. record snowfall in arkansas has left nearly 200,000 people without power. joining me now is the weather channel's kelly cass. kelly, i'm here in washington, d.c. we are hearing warnings from d.c. to maine. don't drive on saturday. you know, hunker down. what's going to hit the east coast over the weekend? >> it will get messy, that's for sure. a lot of people are still trying to travel, get home from christmas or try to get to their new
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